Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just a Rag Doll

Hello, Dear Ones! Today I have a tale to tell of a little rag doll.
She had been made with love for a very special person.

This little rag doll had such a sweet little face.
Her eyes were shiny and bright.
Her smile would light up your day!
And her hair ~ oh, her pretty red hair!

Everyone wanted to touch her hair!

Everyone who saw this little rag doll just fell head over heels in love with her.

She was devoted to God and many times you would see her little head bowed in prayer.

Her apparel was always so neat and clean.
She only had this one dress and even though it would embarrass most of us
because it was made from a kitchen dish towel,
it didn't seem to bother her at all.
She almost looked regal in this little dress.

She also had a lovely crocheted collar at her neck.
The collar had little flowers on the edges of the trim.

Actually, this little rag doll is only six years old.
I made her and seven others just like her six years ago
for my Mother's 80th birthday.
I had invited her little friends from church to celebrate her birthday with us.
I thought it would be sweet to give them all a little present
so I made these little rag dolls for each of them.

I made sure I had a rag doll too! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Rag Doll
When she was just a kid.
her clothes were hand-me-downs.
They always laughed at her
when she came into town.
Called her rag doll,
Little rag doll.
Such a pretty face should be dressed in lace.
Ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh. Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh.
(Shag rag doll)
I'd change her sad rags
into glad rags if I could (if I could).
My folks won't let me
cause they say that she's no good.
She's a rag doll, such a rag doll;
though I love her so,
I can't let her know.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh oh.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh oh.
Aah aah aah aah aah.
I love you just they way you are.
~sung by The Four Seasons


  1. photoscape? ah looks nice...great aged look.
    playing with both computer and fabric...a truly multi-talented TX gal you are!

    just love the innocence of fabric dolls, don't you?

  2. She is so very precious! I can't look at her without smiling!

  3. That is just so cute and it looks just like you, well, sort of like you. lol Your hair is just a touch nicer styled and your clothing is a tiny bit more stylish.
    That was such a sweet thing for you to do and I'll bet all of the ladies really appreciated and love their little rag dolls.

    I'm just sketching out my next paint, a field of tulips that is intended as a birthday present for a friend. I don't have to have it done till May but I have another painting that I need to have finished before this one. I just don't know WHAT I'm going to do for the other one so the tulips are getting started and perhaps finished first!

    My other paintings have mostly been one big flower and this one is a whole field of tulips so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be happy with it when I'm done. My last painting, I tried something totally different and it didn't turn out quite like I had hoped. It just didn't have any character and personality, rather generic looking. Keeping my fingers crossed (kinda tricky to paint that way though!)

    Hugs, Bridge

  4. Cute post, Shelia. I also enjoyed the casket post. I need to send that to my friends, wintering at SPI.:-)

  5. Hi Shelia
    What a lovely gift you gave to the little ones who celebrated your mom's special birthday. The little rag doll is so sweet. Now...if you have a little grandbaby girl you can make one for her too!
    hope you have a lovely evening.

  6. She's a sweetheart doll! I wish you had done a tutorial on her. I'm sure the ladies were thrilled with her.
    That song was a favorite. I guess I'm dating myself here. lol

  7. She is so cute! What is it about a rag doll that touches the heart?! How nice of you to make that many to give away, bet they are all alive and well living with their nice people! Very cute...come say hi :D

  8. Dear Shelia, she is so cute. A sweet gift too :o)

    God bless you.

  9. That's adorable Sheila and your a great storyteller too! How thoughtful a gift for your Mom and her friends! Cindy

  10. Such a sweet doll and story! I love the doll's praying hands and her hair!!!

  11. So sweet and you reminded me of the lovely Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy dolls my daughter's Daddy bought for her when she was so small. A lovely lady had made them and they were so pretty. My daughter's Dad died when she was fifteen but this is one of her special memories...
    ...Thanks so much for such a lovely post and seeing your sweet doll!!!

  12. Oh how sweet your little rag doll is made with your own daintly little fingers too! I'm sure that they're all very special keepsakes from a very special birthday gathering.

  13. Ahhhhh, she's so sweet and cute, Shelia.

    Barb ♥

  14. Oh my goodness Shelia, she's so adorable! I can tell you put a lot of work into making those!

    Justiney :o )

  15. Cute, cute cute.....what a wonderful gift to give for a it!

  16. OH Shelia; She is so gorgeous... love her little face. Just like you to have a great giving heart to make each of her friends a doll.... what a sweetie...... oh and the last post,,,,,, well gosh I just don't know how to comment on that hahaha hehehehe.. still laughing... it's a good thing he didn't bring one out to show you all.... think of what they would say then......

    Have a good week.


  17. She is soooo stinkin' cute!!!! I bet your momma was tickled pink, I know mine would have been!!!

  18. That song means more to me now that you shared your story dear Shelia.
    While in N.Y. this summer with Julie and Randy, we were able to see the Jersey Boys. Rag doll was one of their famous songs. The story behind it was now clear.
    How wonderful of you do make this sweet girls for your mom's friends. You are a doll.
    Love Ya
    Love Claudie

  19. Oh, that's so cute! It brings back memories of a rag doll my grandmother made me when I was little.

  20. Hello Sheila, I was so thinking the rag doll must be very olden. You are so clever on the computer. I need to learn more about the computer but I have a hard enough time finding time to visit my dear blogging friends as it is. How very sweet to make these dolls for your mom's friends on her birthday. You are a wonder. and I don't mean wondered like your neighbors must have been doing with that trailer in front of your house. Cowboy coffins??? He sure has a different kind of job. How wonderful he could make time for you to visit. I wonder if your neighbors read your blog. HA!

    Fun posts and delightful as you!

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

  21. What a darling rag doll. You are so sweet to have made everyone a treasure to take home with them from your Mother's 80 birthday celebration!

    Love how you played with the picture making her look so olden.♥

    Hope you have a wonderful day today. We are hitting a high of 60 with sunshine...WOOHOO...bring it on!

  22. And what a sweet rag doll she is! I bet your Moms friends just love theirs....too sweet!

  23. That little rag doll is adorable! Very spiffy how you made it look old. What a wonderful gift.

  24. Hi Sheila
    The rag dolls you made are adorable. I am sure your Mom and her friends treasure them, they are so special.

  25. Oh how cute she is, and how special you made your mother's birthday. I'm sure her guests felt so special! laurie

  26. Very cute rag doll! Love the red hair!


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